Zamfara State Government says sixty two bandits, including the son of late Buharin Daji have embraced the peace initiative of the state government.
He said in the process, two thousand kidnapped victims aided and abetted by the repentant bandits have regained freedom.
The Commissioner for Information Zamfara State, Ibrahim Magaji Dosara disclosed this while interacting with newsmen in Kaduna .
“As a result of the dialogue and peace process, over Sixty Two bandits accepted and embraced the peace initiative. This is in addition to the release of over Two Thousand (2000) kidnapped victims aided and abetted by the repentant bandits.
“The repentant bandits are also helping in campaigning and convincing those bandits yet to accept the dialogue and reconciliation process to do so,” he said.
The Commissioner explained that the repented bandits are also helping in the identification of the leaders of the recalcitrant bandits, including their camps and location for dialogue and reconciliation.
“Since the commencement of the dialogue and peace process with the bandits, Zamfara State was free of any attack and kidnapping for almost eight (8) months, until recently when kidnapping and light attacks resurfaced,” he added.